Fires near Glen Davis

To: "Stephen Gross" <>, "Birding-Aus" <>
Subject: Fires near Glen Davis
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 23:35:51 +1100
Hi Steve and all,

No-one else has replied to Steve's question so I will venture my third-hand
information, which I hope is correct. I was told today that the fire is in
the Wollemi NP on the plateau between the Capertee and Wolgan Valleys, in
the vicinity of Mount Morgan (which is several kilometres east of Newnes in
the Wolgan Valley and about 15km SE of Glen Davis). Apparently the whole of
the Wolgan Valley is currently closed to non-residents, including Newnes,
but I have not heard of any threat to Glen Davis or the Capertee, unless
another fire has started in the meantime. (For those not familiar with it,
the Wolgan Valley lies immediately south of the Capertee and separated by a
high narrow ridge/plateau. The two rivers eventually join up to become the
Colo in a remote part of the Wollemi National Park.)

On Monday night I happened to be speaking by phone with someone who lives
in the Capertee Valley - she said the smoke in the valley was very thick
indeed all day Monday, and visibility extremely low. Always disconcerting
but as we know, smoke can travel a long way. If I hear any more I'll let
you know.



Carol Probets
Blue Mountains NSW

At 6:40 PM +1100 22/1/03, Stephen Gross wrote:
>    There was a piece on the local news tonight about a large fire
>somewhere near or in the Capertee Valley. The report said that the fires
>could  approach Glen Davis. Does anyone have any further information on
>this and what  affect this is having on the wildlife in the Capertee
>Valley?   Regards Steve Gross Orange NSW

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